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Title: Preliminary physics-engine model of dolosse interacting with one another
Authors: Cooper, AK
Greben, JM
Van Den Bergh, F
Gledhill, IMA
Cannoo, BR
Steyn, WJVDM
De Villiers, R
Keywords: Dolos
Physics engine
Armour unit
Issue Date: Mar-2008
Publisher: South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics SACAM08
Citation: Cooper AK et al. 2008. Preliminary physics-engine model of dolosse interacting with one another. Sixth South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics SACAM08. Cape Town, 26-28 March 2008, pp 9
Abstract: A variety of armour units are used to protect breakwaters, piers and other harbour infrastructure, serving both to absorb the impact of violent seas and to reduce overtopping. A common type of armour unit is the dolos. Coastal engineers use three-dimensional physical scale models of harbours and their surrounds to design harbours and their defences, and to understand the dynamic processes around them caused by waves, tides, currents and storms. However, these models are complex, expensive and time-consuming to build and difficult to use. The authors have begun a wide-ranging project aimed at developing advanced digital image processing and analytical techniques for application to breakwater structural stability and moored ship conditions, and the development of associated numerical simulation and modelling technology. A key part is being able to model armour units (especially dolosse), their contact dynamics, and their packing. They have developed a model of dolosse within a physics engine, which they report on here
Description: South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics SACAM08
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2386
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